Monthly Archives: December 2018

Turkey’s hour of reckoning in Syria


During a Pentagon briefing last weekend, Secretary of Defence James Mattis dropped a bombshell by innocuously slipping in that the US military intends to set up a string of observation posts on the Syrian-Turkish border. Mattis implied that Turkey was

The world must finally give us Rohingya a say in our fate


By Mohammed Sheikh Anwar By now, the world is well aware of the horrors experienced by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority over the past two years. Starting on Aug. 25, 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a campaign of terror against the Rohingya

Players and their Interests


By Siakat Bhattchariyya Application of Game Theory to predict the nature of Xi-Trump upcoming meeting outcome which is set to occur by the sidelines of the G-20 meeting. If Wall Street can do that CPC will give Wall Street more

Texas is about to create OPEC’s worst nightmare


By Javier Blas An infestation of dots, thousands of them, represent oil wells in the Permian basin of West Texas and a slice of New Mexico. In less than a decade, U.S. companies have drilled 114,000. Many of them would

Scientists say mysterious “Oumuamua” object could be an alien spacecraft


Harvard researchers raise the possibility that it’s a probe sent by extraterrestrials By David Freeman Maybe it’s an alien spacecraft. Scientists have been puzzling over Oumuamua ever since the mysterious space object was observed tumbling past the sun in late

World’s first quantum ‘compass’


That uses atoms instead of satellites to navigate could make sat-nav obsolete The accelerometer overcomes many of the issues of traditional GPS  systems, such as blockages from tall buildings or signal jamming By Anthony Cuthbertson UK scientists have demonstrated the

A united front against extremism


By Talat Masood This was not the first time that the common citizen of Pakistan felt helpless and hostage to a group of religious parties that rejects the verdict of the highest court and brings the country to a virtual

What is India hiding in Kashmir?


By : Syed Ali Geelani “Human rights violations in Kashmir perpetrated by Indian army with legal immunity dwarf in scale the violations that provoked international humanitarian action in other international disputes. Human rights violations in Kashmir have been documented by

India – Pakistan relations Nuclear doctrine, militarization and security dynamics of the Indian Ocean region

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By :  Anum A. Khan According to Cold War notion of strategic stability, deterrence will prevail if both countries have second strike capability due to the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Likewise, deterrence will be fragile if only one

Surgical strike – the Indian fiction

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By M Haroon Aslam  “I’ve got a plan so cunning, you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel”  this Blackadder quote is so relevant to the so-called Indian surgical strike against Pakistan in September 2016. The